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Pumps and dam to be removed from Lake DePue

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2012

The pumps will no longer be bringing in river water in to Lake DePue.  The lake was dammed a couple of weeks so the water level could be raised to five feet to make it suitable for the boat races.  Pumps were used to pull in water from the Illinois River.

The races ended Sunday.  Village President Eric Bryant says that they’re taking down the tractors and pumps Monday.  He says the sandbag dam will be slowly removed when the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says it’s okay.

Bryant thinks the lake will be about three feet deep once the dam is removed.

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